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Foster EMBA Does Not Require the GMAT/GRE/EA for admission.

To prepare new students for the quantitative rigor of the Executive MBA program, all entering students are required to complete the EMBA Summer Workshop. The Workshop spans six weeks, mid-July to late-August, with thirty-six (36) classroom hours. The sessions are typically conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 pm (PDT).

The 2021 EMBA Summer Workshop dates:

Dates are subject to change

Session 1 Math Tuesday, July 13
Session 2 Math Thursday, July 15
Session 3 Math Tuesday, July 20
Session 4 Math Thursday, July 22
Session 5 Math Tuesday, July 27
Session 6 Math Thursday, July 29
Session 7 Math/Excel Tuesday, August 3
Session 8 Excel Thursday, August 5
Session 9 Excel Tuesday, August 10
Session 10 Excel Thursday, August 12
Session 11 Accounting Tuesday, August 17
Session 12 Accounting Wednesday, August 18

The sessions are generally held on campus; but due to Covid-19, the entire Workshop may be held virtually for 2021. As new information is received, we will update this webpage. There is no additional cost for the Workshop and students are provided the textbooks and materials.

The Summer Workshop content includes:

  • basic business math through calculus
  • an introduction to microeconomics
  • probability and statistics
  • enhancing student problem-solving abilities utilizing Microsoft Excel
  • accounting basics*

Students are given an assessment (quiz) to ensure proficiency for the math portion.

We believe the Summer Workshop provides an important opportunity for entering students to refresh and enhance both their quantitative skills and study habits. The goal is to better prepare a cohort to optimize their EMBA experience.

*Individuals with a CPA credential, an accounting undergraduate degree, or current accounting experience are exempt from the accounting portion.